hustler (1)

American and Australian English

Meaning: a person, usually male, who has sex for money

For example:

  • Every night hustlers hang around in the park looking for customers.

  • We need to teach hustlers about AIDS and tell them how to protect themselves from HIV infection.

Note: usually refers to male prostitutes whose clients are gay men

Variety: This is typically used in American and Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

Hustlers work in the

a. movie business

b. legal profession

c. sex industry

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Contributor: Matt Errey